Skip to comments.Trump unshackled: President defends Charlottesville response at raucous rally
Posted on 08/23/2017 7:38:40 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
U.S. President Donald Trump revved up supporters on Tuesday with a defense of his response to a white supremacist-organized rally in Virginia and a promise to shut down the U.S. government if necessary to build a wall along the border with Mexico.
Under fire for saying "both sides" were to blame for the violence between white supremacists and left-wing counter protesters in Virginia on Aug. 12, Trump accused television networks of ignoring his calls for unity in the aftermath.
"I didn't say I love you because you're black, or I love you because you're white," Trump said. "I love all the people of our country."
Trump, who often uses news organizations as a foil, repeatedly singled out the media for criticism of how it covered the violence in Charlottesville and the resulting political fallout.
"These are truly dishonest people. They're bad people. I really think they don't like our country," Trump said. "The only people giving a platform to these hate groups is the media."
Adopting a glib tone, Trump said many reporters ignored his condemnation of white supremacists, including the Ku Klux Klan.
"I hit 'em with neo-Nazi, I hit 'em with everything ... KKK? We have KKK. I got 'em all," he said.
James Clapper, a former director of U.S. national intelligence, expressed concern at Trump's performance, calling it "downright scary and disturbing."
"I question his fitness to be in office," Clapper told CNN.
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Good. If you didn't, we'd know he was doing something wrong.
Hmmm. Not according to the assclown “aunt teefuh” types. By him saying anything (I mean ANYTHING) about tearing down memorials and statues, according to them, was straight up white supremacy talk. So, his “hate” will be greeted with much more hate by assclowns in Reno today. Thankfully it’s a closed event(American Legion) even though I’m sure someone will leave a door open someplace in the venue. Even had they actually “listened” to the speech, they would still not be able to comprehend what was said.
Some people just can’t stand the truth. That includes most Democrats, liberals, the left and some Republicans. Anyone that cannot read or hear what happened and why is just a complete idiot. Trump does not need to defend truth, just tell it like it really was and is.
“I like this man. He fights.”
Me too! And I hope that all of you are praying for him. And I hope that God gives him the strength to carry on.
Trump, who often uses news organizations as a foil...
It was a thing of beauty to watch last night!
Who's unfit, scary and disturbing?
How about the 76 year-old man wandering around the globe, saying that people in the executive branch shouldn't follow Trump's orders and that Trump should be removed.
Always being wrong can be nearly as useful/valuable as always being correct.
The LSM are a foul foil.
CNN’s banner this morning was “Trump holds angry and divisive rally”.
It’s true. Trump made CNN very angry by dividing the good media from the bad.
“I question his fitness to be in office,” Clapper told CNN.”
Good. If you didn’t, we’d know he was doing something wrong.
I like this man. He fights.
Why is this so DIFFICULT for the average numb-skull Republican to freaking COMPREHEND????
Trump coming out swinging is how he won this to begin with.
Why isn’t Clapper in jail for lying to Congress under oath?
LOLOL... so this is the FAKE NEWS Response! LOL They are jokes... TURN THEM OFF!!
And having been proved to be a utter liar, why does anything he have to say have any significance now?
Oh, right... his bullsh!t is helping to further the "destroy Trump" narrative.
Why isnt Clapper in jail for lying to Congress under oath?
Do we currently even have one of those? Or has he permanently recused himself from all prosecutions of liberals?